Sunday, March 10, 2013

Springtime attire

in Central New York

Sunday Morning Science

 This morning we read Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  It was the first time we have read the Dr. Seuss book, and the kids all enjoyed it.
 Of course, after reading the story we needed to make our own oobleck.
Pour an 8 ounce bottle of Elmer's white glue into a bowl.
Use hot water to shake the last bit of glue out of the bottle.
 Stir food coloring into the glue.
 Dissolve 1 teaspoon of Borax into about 8 ounces of warm water.
 Pour the borax solution into the glue.  Stir as you pour.
 Watch the magic and feel the magic happen.
 The glue and borax forms a putty like polymer.

 You can cut it.
 You can punch it.
 You can make another batch because the reaction is soooo exciting.
You can let it stretch and stretch and stretch.
It was a great Sunday morning science experiment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Field Trip

 Dad is on vacation this week, and the poor guy has been working at his second job almost non-stop, so I decided to plan a little family fun for today.
We headed with the homeschooled kids to the Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology.
 It was great to get out of the house..we are soooo tired of winter---although technically I believe we have moved into mud season with occasional snow.
 We basically had the place to of the perks of homeschooling!

 Playing basketball on the "green screen"
 Gracie did a little cave exploring.
 She also rode a bike with a skeleton.
 Excavating dinosaur bones

 Rock wall climbing
We had a wonderful day together.
The only down side was watching the IMAX movie...We all got seasick.  I had no warning about how with theater experience would effect us.  Daddy, Kimberly and I all felt sick by the end of the 40 minute show.  Luke and Grace seemed to do ok with it.  I don't believe I will be going to another movie like this any time soon.